Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pink Pom Pom & WIN: Lime Crime Pink Velvet thanks to Makeupnet

 I wore this outfit to VAMFF's Graduate Showcase - photos of which will finally be up on the blog this week. For now I wanted to share with you my super kawaii all pink outfit. So much for being over pink - I don't think that will ever actually happen to be honest, I mean how could it? I bought the Romance Was Born t-shirt earlier this year at the Boxing Day sales at David Jones (FYI it's still on sale). I loved their collaboration with Australian artists Pip & Pop who created the amazing set for their MBFWA runway show last year so owning a piece of that magic collection is a dream come true. The over the top pom pom cardigan was a Tokyo purchase from my last visit back. I got it at 'it' shop Bubbles in Harajuku but sadly the pom poms all started to fall off on my first wear - luckily this happened in very friendly Tokyo where I had people running after me pom pom in hand after seeing it fall off - this happened at the train station, at a cafe and on the street. Anyway Henry offered to sew them on more securely for me and now they should last, just not sure how to wash it?

Outfit details
Pom pom cardigan Bubbles Harajuku
T-shirt Romance Was Born via David Jones
Paper bag waist skirt ASOS
Circle straw bag Chip Chop collaboration with Sportsgirl
Unicorn necklace Giza by Mademoiselle Yulia from GR8 Laforet Harajuku
Pink bangle and ring Keep Resin
Pom pom hair clip Little Salon Gertrude Street Fitzroy
Pom pom earrings Gift
Pink sunglasses Karen Walker Helter Skelter in pink
Watermelon socks Gorman
Black flatforms iShoes
Lipstick Lime Crime Pink Velvet from Makeupnet

So many pom poms! Gotta love it.

I bought these Karen Walker Helter Skelter sunglasses on a buy and sell facebook page but am a little unsure if they suit me. It's kinda too late to on sell them though as I already had my prescription put in, although I did keep the original lenses. My favourite Karen Walker Orbit's have proved to be impossible to get my prescription lenses in because of the unusual metal pieces around frame. Not sure what to do, let me know what you think in the comments.

Pink sunglasses Karen Walker Helter Skelter in pink
Pom pom hair clip Little Salon Gertrude Street Fitzroy
Lipstick Lime Crime Pink Velvet from Makeupnet

I'm so happy I splurged whilst in Tokyo on this great unicorn necklace by my friend Mademoiselle Yulia's label Giza.

Unicorn necklace Giza by Mademoiselle Yulia from GR8 Laforet Harajuku

This bag is another Boxing Day sale buy from earlier this year. No idea why it's taken me so long to blog it as I wear it so often.

Circle straw bag Chip Chop collaboration with Sportsgirl
Pink bangle and ring Keep Resin


Watermelon socks Gorman
Black flatforms iShoes


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Pineapples at #VAMFF Runway 3

My first show of the week for Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival aka #VAMFF was Runway 3 presented by Frankie Magazine which featured some of my favourite local designers such as Alpha60, Kuwaii and of course Gorman. So in honour of this fact I wore pretty much head to toe Gorman to the show as I've been loving them so much recently. Yes, I bought even more of the pineapple print Spring/Summer collection which conveniently has been on sale in stores recently. How could I say no to this gingham and pineapple print dress for under $100? I actually tried it on at the start of the season but wasn't convinced that the boxy shape suited me. It's also a little too short for me to wear without tights so luckily I bought it at the start of Autumn when the weather is just right for a light weight dress and tights combo. I teamed it with my favourite polka dot parka from Gorman last season which they've re-released in a few new tempting prints this season (which you'll see below in my runway coverage). I actually have two other Gorman looks to share with you also bought on sale - this obsession is kinda getting out of hand don't you think?

Outfit details
Polka dot parka Gorman
Pineapple & gingham dress Gorman
Pineapple bag Gorman
Pineapple necklace Gorman
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato from Pet Shop Girls
Tights City Chic
Holographic heels Windsor Smith
Pom pom earrings Tokyo
Faux fur bangle Bubbles Harajuku

I kinda love how my new hair looks here. So sharp and blunt. Too bad it's such a bitch to get to sit like this about 99% of the time. Fine hair is just so whispy and flyaway I dream of having thick hair that sits how you set it.

When will I get over wearing these sunglasses I hear you ask? Well the answer is NEVER!!! These are just the best sunglasses to ever exist in all of history.

Pineapple necklace Gorman
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato from Pet Shop Girls
Pom pom earrings Tokyo

Pineapple on pineapple on pineapple.

Yup, more pineapple.

Pineapple bag Gorman
Faux fur bangle Bubbles Harajuku

My tights are forever covered in dog hair. How do you combat this?

Tights City Chic
Holographic heels Windsor Smith

Front Row from Runway 3 #VAMFF. 
Gorman
Gorman's new Autumn/Winter collection features their signature oversized prints and cute matching separates that team perfectly together. Dressing head to toe in this label and still looking unique and individual is actually very possible as I can attest to. This season's print is an all over vegetable print, which surprise surprise I love. Gorman in my opinion is going from strength to strength in asserting their aesthetic and place in the market.




Alpha60
Alpha60's aesthetic has matured in recent years whilst also discarding what I thought was one of their key markets by dropping their menswear line, which is very missed by a few of my male friends. The focus on womenswear however has seemed to improve the collections focus which they seemed to have lost in seasons past.They have also expanded into a much coveted footwear line (as evidenced by a certain facebook resale page where they pop up from time to time to much excited 'sold' and 'next in line' comments). As they were the first to walk the runway my photos aren't the best as I tried to adjust quickly to the lighting settings, sorry about that.



Búl
Bul is a label which has just seemed to pop up in seemingly no time at all out of nowhere with 5 stores across the country and a devoted fan base. Personally Bul does nothing for me with it's minimalist aesthetic and tonal colour palette but I can see its appeal. I especially loved the draped dress in rust and hope to see it being worn around Melbourne this winter.




Jolet
Known for their photographic digital prints and use of sheer layers Jolet showed a collection that didn't disappoint. Their outerwear was a highlight with a colour blocked coat that I loved.



Kuwaii
I've noticed people in Melbourne think you spell kawaii kuwaii and it's all because of this label and it's play on words name. The thing is Kuwaii's collections are actually really kawaii, their recent Spring/Summer collection especially so with it's soft pastel palette and cute cuts. The Autumn/Winter collection presented at VAMFF Runway 3 expanded upon that kawaii aesthetic with a more grown up take with incredible technique and attention to detail whilst still using the colour pink. Kuwaii's shoes are always a highlight and this season I want just about every pair!






Leonard Street
To me Leonard Street are like Gorman's kid sister - a younger, cuter take coming from a similar place aesthetically Also the cuts are smaller which does lend itself to a younger wearer - there have been a few pieces I could've seen myself wearing over the years but the smaller cut has meant I've been sized out of the brand. This season there are some oversized jackets and stretchy knits which do seem promising, I especially loved the navy blue button down dress with the peaked sleeves, will report back to you if it does indeed fit. The little navy biker jacket also caught my eye - I am loving that whole outfit to be honest.




Livia Arena
The last time I remember seeing a Livia Arena collection I just remembered a lot of white shirting (albeit interesting cuts with slashes and cut outs) so this collection was a welcome surprise. The hip hop/boxing inspired draw string silk shorts are very on trend right now but these have been tastefully crafted and I can see them being popular around Melb town which has gone 90s hip hop crazy it seems. The camel slashed coat is a must have from this collection.



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Watermelon

I've been a bit lost style wise of late. I'm kinda over pink but also still totally in love with the colour which I know makes no sense whatsoever. So I'm just going to roll with it and when I'm in a pink mood go all out. I guess that is what this outfit is, I was in an all out pink mood but perhaps it will be the last of my all pink super kawaii looks? Still deciding on that.


Outfit details
Peplum top ASOS (now sold out)
Skirt River Island via ASOS (now sold out)
Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato via Pet Shop Girls
Watermelon socks Gorman
Black bag Savers
Holographic heels Windsor Smith (similar here)
Watermelon necklace Gorman
Pink bangle Keep Resin
Pom pom earrings Bubbles Harajuku Tokyo
Lipstick Pink Velvet by Lime Crime from Lady Petrova

OMG I got a haircut! I've gone back to having a fringe and I LOVE it. It does make taking outfit photos that little bit harder when there is even the smallest gust of wind. I hate having a 'piecey' fringe - bits flying all over the place.

Sunglasses Tsumori Chisato via Pet Shop Girls
Lipstick Pink Velvet by Lime Crime from Lady Petrova

Still obsessed with my DIY decoden phone case. My easy tutorial can be found here.

Watermelon necklace Gorman
Pom pom earrings Bubbles Harajuku Tokyo


Pink bangle Keep Resin
Black bag Savers


Watermelon socks Gorman
Holographic heels Windsor Smith (similar here)

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Valentines Day Spring Break

For Valentines Day this year Henry surprised me with a breakfast in bed of heart shaped crumpets on a heart shaped plate (as you can see on my instagram). Anyway, underneath the heart shaped plate were two tickets for Luna Park, a special Valentines Day unlimited ride ticket that also included free fairy floss, a special ride photo and one free carnival game. This was extra special as Henry absolutely hates rides, crowds and just about everything Luna Park stands for, but he knows I love it, always have and always will. Our first stop for the evening was St Kilda beach for some fish and chips watching the sunset.

Outfit details
Spring Break t-shirt Emma Mulholland from the Magic Designer Sale and worn backwards
Pleather skirt City Chic
Pink pom pom earrings Bubbles Harajuku Tokyo
White sunglasses Tsumori Chisato from Pet Shop Girls
Faux fur backpack Bubbles Harajuku Tokyo
Pink cat bangle Tsumori Chistato from the Humor Shop Harajuku
Pink jelly sandals Rubi Shoes
Lipstick Pink Velvet by Lime Crime from Lady Petrova

Beauty Note  My lip colour is none other than the immensely popular (for good reason) Pink Velvet by Lime Crime which I picked up at Lady Petrova here in Melbourne.

Pink pom pom earrings Bubbles Harajuku Tokyo
White sunglasses Tsumori Chisato from Pet Shop Girls
Lipstick Pink Velvet by Lime Crime from Lady Petrova

Still loving my faux fur backpack from Bubbles in Harajuku.

Faux fur backpack Bubbles Harajuku Tokyo
Hate All People badge Nadia Harajuku Tokyo

Yay, Luna Park time. I actually have a cute couple shot of Henry and I over on instagram but annoyingly the Luna Park sign and our feet were cut off. Geez Louise, when are the strangers you rope into taking photos of you at tourist spots going to learn about framing? Ha ha.



I actually bought this Emma Mulholland t-shirt that day from the Magic Designer Sale held in Fitzroy. I do believe it's a mens tee, but oh well, and I'm also wearing it backwards because I freaking love the Spring Break design and thought it was kinda perfect for a night by the beach at an amusement park.

Spring Break t-shirt Emma Mulholland from the Magic Designer Sale

I really wanted to wear my platforms but Henry insisted I wear comfortable shoes, and what's more comfy than a pair of jelly sandals?

Pink jelly sandals Rubi Shoes

Will I win?

OMG I WON!!! A kawaii pink hamburger plushie YAY!!!